Possible coronavirus exposure at Longbranch in Saskatoon

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is warning about a possible coronavirus exposure at a Saskatoon bar.

The SHA is asking anyone who was at the Longbranch on Oct. 8 to immediately self-isolate if they did not wear a mask, shared drinks, did not stay with their household or bubble, or did not social distance from other customers.

Read more: Outbreaks and potential COVID-19 exposures in Saskatchewan for the past 2 weeks

They should also call HealthLine 811 for a risk assessment.

Medical health officer Dr. Hortense Tabien said attending events while sick or without complying with public health recommendations for mass gatherings puts everyone at a greater risk of infection with COVID-19.

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Customers who followed public health precautions are asked to self-monitor for 14 days for symptoms.

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Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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